Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!

Click the link for

a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
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Color Therapy
Fridays, 11:00am ~ 12:00pm
January, 6 & 20
February, 3 &17
March, 3, 17, & 31
Call or come in to register.
Join us for a relaxing session of coloring. Coloring generates wellness and stimulates areas of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Bring your own coloring book and supplies, or you may use the supplies that will be available.

Yoga Classes

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

January 9 ~ February 13

Class size is limited.

The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning January 9. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration.

2017 Winter/Spring Story Time
Registration: Tuesday January 12
Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am.
Please visit the Children's Room Page
for more information.
The Monday Morning Book Discussion Group is looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining this fun and relaxed book group can call or come in to the library to sign up.
The group meets at 10:00am, every 4th Monday.
Events and Fundraisers
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall
Photography of Mary Louise Good
Mary Louise Good will be displaying her digital photography on our Art Wall this January.
Mary Lou has exhibited her work at several local venues, including the F M Kirby Center, Arts Fest and the Schulman Gallery at LCCC. After earning an Associate in Science degree from Luzerne County Community College, she returned to take photography courses. She has also worked as a photography stringer at The Times Leader for several years. She states, “With the advent of post processing software, an artist has a new medium and a freedom to fashion a photograph to enter a new dimension.”
Mary Lou resides in Mountaintop and is a member of the Mountaintop Photography Club.
Display Case

Beer Stein Collection

by George J Parrs


George J Parrs of Dallas will be displaying his beer stein collection this January.


Parrs collected his beer steins in 1954 while overseas with the military. “These were collected at Oktoberfest in Germany while I served in the US Army,” Parrs reported, explaining that he traveled throughout occupied Germany with a surveying team, staying at British barracks, French barracks, and German hotels. Parrs sent his purchased steins home to his wife in the United States, who had been unable to accompany him overseas.

When asked about his favorite piece, Parrs said, “They’re all kind of favorite pieces. The big steins are the ones that really come from the beer halls at Oktoberfest.” Parrs said that the steins are “decorative items that the Germans used in their home places and were used for drinking their favorite beverage: beer or schnapps!”

Continuing Programs
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fridays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events